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Sunrise Daisy believes in creating multiple healing opportunities for cancer survivors and their supporters to find help after their cancer treatment. Below is a list of programs Sunrise Daisy offers and the leader that is in charge of those initiatives.


Please contact us to learn more about these programs and receive services.

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Let's Build a Retreat


Sunrise Daisy Retreat envisions that true healing will be found in nature and in having multiple avenues for recovery and resiliency. Our vision is a sanctuary surrounded by trees with wooden cabins having different modalities of intervention and treatment. Specifically, one cabin will be an art studio (art therapy), one cabin will be a library (bibliotherapy), one cabin will be for sound therapy (drumming, singing bowls, music therapy, etc), one cabin will be for movement therapy like yoga, Tai Chi and Qi Gong. There will also be a barn for animal assisted therapy, a garden (for nutritional teachings), a labyrinth for a meditative introspective walk, walking trails with inspirational quotes of resiliency, a pool or soaking pools for hydrotherapy, and a lodge for workshops and presentations.  

Initiative Leader: Dr. Valerie Correa

Step It Up! Survivors Walking Group

Meets Saturday mornings at 10:30am

Walks every Saturday from 10:30am-11:00am | Fanno Creek Trailhead at Denney Road


Sunrise Daisy Retreat, in partnership with OHSU's Oregon Community Cancer Research Collaborative (OR-CCRC) and the Knight Cancer Institute Community Partnership Program, has created an evidence based walking program called Step It Up! Survivors with Sunrise Daisy.  We aim to reduce the risk of first time cancers, a recurrence of cancer, and to reduce the treatment related effects of cancer through a walking program in nature.  This walking program is for cancer survivors and their friends and family members within Oregon to increase physical health and activity, increase social support and decrease fatigue, anxiety, trauma and stress.

Funding for this project was provided in part by the OHSU Knight Cancer Institute Community Partnership Program, a grant program that supports communities across Oregon in addressing local cancer-related needs.  

Initiative Leader: Jane Jackson

Writing Group

Meets every Monday evening and/or 2nd Sunday

Starting in the Spring, Sunrise Daisy will offer free, weekly and monthly creative writing workshops. No writing experience is needed. 

Weekly Group - Milwaukie

Mondays from 7:15pm-8:45pm

Sunrise Daisy Retreat | 10560 Main Street | Milwaukie, OR 97222 

Creative writing workshop for anyone ages 15 to 39 with any experience with cancer -- current patients, survivors, or those supporting a close family member or friend. No writing experience is needed. Participants, led by a trained facilitator, find a welcoming space to process their experience through writing. 

This group involves freewriting! In a typical session, we’ll work with three or four different writing prompts and members who wish to share their writing with the group are given the opportunity to do so. All members are encouraged to respond to each others’ work with positive feedback and thoughtful discussion.


Monthly Group - Gresham

2nd Sunday of each month from 10am-2pm

Your Sanctuary of Healing | 109 N Main Ave, Suite 203 | Gresham, OR 97030

Cancer survivors and caregivers come together to share in writing, compassionate listening and inspiration. We will begin to make sense of the bigger picture as we dig into the details of our stories. 

Excerpts from selected memoirs will guide our writing and participants will be encouraged to share snippets of their work throughout our time together. We will begin and end our sessions with a brief meditation.

Facilitator will provide food for the first session in April, but moving forward, participants should plan to bring a snack or sack lunch to nibble on while working.

Initiative Leader: Patty Craig

Wellness Days

First Sunday of the month | All-day Retreat held Tuesday, August 28th

Monthly Wellness Day

May through October @ 2pm | Elk Rock Studio/Sunrise Daisy Retreat | 10560 Main St. Milwaukie, OR

Wellness days will be donated by Elk Rock Wellness and Yoga on the first Sunday of the month after the Farmer's Market at 2pm at our Milwaukie office in the Elk Rock Yoga Studio. Yoga instructors, massage therapists, and acupuncturists will provide services free of charge to cancer survivors and their caregivers. 


All Day Retreat

Tuesday, August 28th | Camp Angelos Corbett, OR

On Tuesday, August 28th, Sunrise Daisy will host a free Wellness Day Retreat at Camp Angelos in Corbett, Oregon. The day will be nourishing resiliency through inspirational and informational speakers, massage, acupuncture, yoga, tai chi, qui gong, art therapy, financial planners, nutritionists and meditation skill trainers. Please return to the website for information as the schedule for the day gets more formalized. If you have a professional skill, and you would like to donate your services on that date, please contact our Founder Dr. Valerie Correa. 

Initiative Leaders: Hamid Shibata Bennett and Patty Craig

Clinical Program

Sunrise Daisy is proud to offer free mental health therapy to cancer survivors with referrals from Legacy Oncology Department. Therapy is provided by Myra Piper, MA, QMHP and Kate Stidd, LMFT-Registered Intern, MAT under the clinical supervision of Dr. Valerie Correa, MA, LMFT, PsyD.

Initiative Leader: Dr. Valerie Correa, MA, LMFT, PsyD

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